Common Core Parent Information Session:

To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Common Core Parent Info Session covered the following topics: 

  • Overview of Bridges’ Mission and Curriculum at the PreK and elementary levels as written in our Charter
  • Shift from the PreK curriculum to Kindergarten
  • Overview of standards taught by quarter
  • Six shifts in Mathematic Instruction
  • Six shifts in Literacy Instruction

Please click on the links below to see the presentation and handouts that were provided during this session.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristine Rigley, Principal, at Krigley@Bridgespcs.org

Parents Guide to the Common Core and Understanding the Shifts in Instruction
Parent Workshop Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards

The PARCC Parent Information Session:

The PARCC assessments assess students' current performance, and point the way to what students need to learn to be ready for the next grade level.  Bridges PCS students begin taking the PARCC assessment in 3rd grade in the areas of Reading and Math.  The PARCC Parent Information Session covered the following topics:

  • Understanding the PARCC Assessment
  • When the assessment will take place
  • How Bridges is supporting your child when preparing for the assessment
  • How you can support your child at home when preparing for the assessment
  • Understanding PARCC scores and what they mean for the school and your child

Please click on the links below to see the presentation and handouts that were provided during this session.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristine Rigley, Principal, at Krigley@Bridgespcs.org and/or Colleen Sullivan, Curriculum Coordinator, at CSullivan@Bridgespcs.org.

Parent PARCC Checklist
Parents and PARCC PD: A Walk in the PARCC for Parents
The PARCC Difference Handout